Dr. T.P Sethumadhavan Consultant to Government of India UNDP Addresses Career Awareness Program for Students of CBSE Schools.

“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world”

The Indian Community School, Kuwait set the stage for a Career Awareness Programme on 5th December 2020 via the digital platform for the parents and children of classes IX and X. The objective behind organizing the Career Awareness programme was to help the children make informed choices while focusing on their career and skill development so as to enable them to build an adaptable approach to the management of their careers with the selection of the right subject and stream.

The career trainer for the programme was Dr. T.P Sethumadhavan, who is a leading education and Career Consultant in India and Abroad. He is the Consultant to the Ministry of Food Processing, Government of India, World Bank, UNDP, Int’l Cooperative alliance Geneva and National Skill development Corporation. The session saw the participation of 21 CBSE schools in Kuwait.

The distinguished dignitaries who graced the occasion with their propitious presence were, Mr. ShaikAbdul Rahiman, honorable Chairman, Board of Trustees ICSK, Mr. Ravi Ayyanoli Principal DPS, Mrs. Asha Sharma Principal ILOA, Mr. Arul Dharmaraj Principal IIS, Dr. V Binumon , Principal and Senior Administrator ICSK, Mr. Rajesh Nair Principal ICSK Amman, Mr. GangadharShirsath Principal ICSK Khaitan, Mrs. Sherly Dennis Principal ICSK Junior, Vice Principals, HODs of various departments, academic supervisors, staff members, parents and their children of classes IX and X of ICSK also witnessed the informative programme.

The event unfolded with the recitation of Islamic prayer by Master Ahmed Fayiz of Class X followed by the prayer song by the ICSK choir, Swaranjali and the Kuwait National Anthem. In his welcome address, Mr. K. GangadharShirshat, Principal ICSK Khaitan,whole heartedly lay the carpet of welcome to the Chief Guest and all the other distinguished guests. Dr. V Binumon, Principal and Senior Administrator ICSK Senior, cordially introduced the Chief Guest Dr. T.P Sethumadhavan and expressed his gratitude and appreciation on behalf of the whole school for taking some time out of his busy schedule in order to enlighten the children of ICSK.

Dr. T.P Sethumadhavan began by sharing a real life incident. Dr. Sethumadhavan urged the children to think and dwell upon four important questions.

[1] How do I want to manage my career?

[2] What are my strengths?

[3] What specific knowledge do I own?

[4] How can my life experiences feed into long- term career success and fulfillment?

Teenagers are shaped from explorers to in-depth learners. He added that selection of stream post class 10th would greatly determine the career paths they take in the future. Many of the students realize later in life that they have made an error of a choice and are stuck with the options available or redo everything from the very start. So, decisions must be taken consciously. He advised the children to work upon the updated information, changing trends, pathways and processes. Dr. Sethumadhavan familiarized the children with innumerable number of streams and courses that they could choose matching their intellect and area of interest with the support of a content-packed power point presentation. The session was indeed knowledgeable, apprising and interactive as all the children of classes IX and X were able to seek answers to all their queries.

As a mark of recognition, acknowledgement and cognizance, Mr. Shaik Abdul Rahiman, honourable Chairman Board of Trustees ICSK presented a digital memento to the Chief Guest, Dr. T.P Sethumadhavan.

The quite valuable and comprehensive awareness session was wound up with vote of thanks proposed by Mrs. Sherly Dennis, Principal ICSK Junior followed by the Indian national anthem.

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